MemberMarch 24, 2022 at 8:00 am
HI Arthur! I’ve talked a bit about it in the posts above, but specifically, I think it helps me with observing behaviour and analyzing communication patterns. My area of expertise is working with children who have communication disorders. I apply these skills in game design when playtesting, specifically. In game design, I use psychological principals to do the actual design (e.g. incentivization of desirable behaviours) and in rules writing (e.g. how people, in general, learn best from specific formats). Understanding somewhat of how people think and thus behave has definitely provided me with some insights into how to design better games.